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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the man that brought the curse upon the Baskervilles?
(a) Charles Baskerville.
(b) Henry Baskerville.
(c) Hank Baskerville.
(d) Hugo Baskerville.

2. What does Dr. Mortimer call Holmes in Chapter 1?
(a) The second-best detective in Europe.
(b) A lucky detective.
(c) The most brilliant mind of the decade.
(d) The best detective in Europe.

3. According to Holmes, who must Watson focus on as suspects?
(a) The people in Coombe Tracy.
(b) Dr. Mortimer and his friends.
(c) Sir Henry's heirs.
(d) Sir Henry's servants and neighbors.

4. With whom does Miss Stapleton confuse Watson?
(a) Sherlock Holmes.
(b) Frankland.
(c) Sir Henry.
(d) Lestrade.

5. What does Sir Henry receive the morning he meets Holmes?
(a) A walking stick.
(b) A letter.
(c) A telegram from Canada.
(d) A bank note.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Dr. Mortimer say has a beard like the man that was following them?

2. How does Holmes check on Barrymore's location?

3. How does Holmes trick the hotel clerk into talking about guests who have checked in after Sir Henry?

4. While Watson is in Baskerville Hall, what is the only thing he is to report to Holmes?

5. What does Stapleton reveal that shocks Watson?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Hugo's evil act, as relayed in the manuscript?

2. What is the relationship between Sir Charles and Dr. Mortimer?

3. What is significant about the letter being made up of words from the London Times?

4. Why is Watson unable to sleep soundly on his first night at Baskerville Hall?

5. Who is Selden and why is he significant to everyone?

6. What is dangerous about the Grimpen Mire?

7. Why does Holmes go into complete seclusion for the rest of the day?

8. How does Watson feel about Sir Henry?

9. What three leads turn out to be dead-ends for this case?

10. Why does Watson now suspect Barrymore is the murderer?

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